For any non-Indian resident (other than Bangladeshi, Nepali and Bhutanese) it is mandatory to have a valid Indian visa. It is possible to obtain an e-visa as well as visa on arrival for many countries, so please check with Indian embassy if you’re eligible for an e-visa or a visa on arrival. Getting an e-visa is hassle free and is valid for 3 and 6 months.

If the Visa application asks you why you are going to India, simply indicate “travel and tourism” as your reason for obtaining a visa. If asked for contact information for the visa, use the following address (Samast Yoga, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh)

The nearest international airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. From the airport, you can get readily available taxis, trains from Old and New Delhi railway station and buses from Kashmiri Gate and Anand Vihar Bus Station. Please contact us at contact@samastyoga.com if you have any questions.

Though you can arrive as per your convenience, we request you to arrive during the working hours of our office, that is between 8Am to 10pm. Please plan to arrive no later than the morning of the course start date.

If you would like to stay longer than the duration of the training, you can arrange this directly with Samast Yoga. Please email us at contact@samastyoga.com to organise a stay for you after the completion of your course.

Once we have officially accepted you and appointed you for a particular course, it is not possible for us to change the booking. However, in exceptional cases, we do our best to accommodate people on a later course. Please email us at contact@samastyoga.com for this.

Honestly speaking, attending the course isn’t sufficient. One needs to do more than just that. You need to be present for every class session and prove your ability. You might not receive a certification if you do not prove to be worthy of it. But we will provide you with a diploma.

Yoga Alliance is a professional trade association for the yoga industry started in 1999. It was created as a way to establish nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and training’s. For more info see www.yogaalliance.org

Yes, we are a certified Yoga School by Yoga Alliance. Your certificate will be valid Internationally.

Yes, most you will be! Not only will you have the credentials, but you’ll have the skills to start teaching different version of yoga.

Even though India is portrayed as a place rather unsafe to stay, particularly for women, we want to assure that Rishikesh is a much safer place. Thanks to the purity of the Himalayas, we have almost no crime rate in the Himalayas. And all our students tell us after the course, how wrong they were about how they perceived India before they arrived here. On top of that, our team makes sure that you are absolutely taken care of during your stay and supports you with any and all travel arrangements you may need assistance in.

Don’t carry many things with you apart from things you need for daily necessities. And if you need anything – from an umbrella to a pair of slippers – it’s readily available in the market nearby.

Clothing has to be modest. Wear something that covers your shoulders and knees. Laundry service is moreover available everywhere in Rishikesh. Carry a pair of pants for yoga, town, and hiking.